Thursday, September 13, 2012

Back to Life!

Well, it has officially been one month since I was released from 18 months of service devoted to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I wish I could say that coming home has been the best thing ever, but I cannot quite say that. It's been nice to reconnect with friends and family and even to start school again but I greatly miss having days full of serving others. So, I am going to make a list of things I miss and things that I am looking forward to!

What I miss most about Minnesota:         Why I am happy to be home:
My companions                                                                       Friends and Family
The people I taught                                                                 More relaxed schedule
3 hours of gospel study                                                         Ability to do what I want, when I want,
Feeling the Holy Spirit strongly each day                           I get to go to the temple whenever I want!! 
Not worrying about money, school, work etc.                    Being alone!!!!
Knowing for a fact that I was doing the right thing          Socializing...maybe, eventually even dating?
8 hours of sleep each night (or close to)                              Naps :D
Anyway, the socializing thing is still coming. I seem to be quite awkward still. What do normal people talk about? I have found that I am more quiet than I have been in a long long time (unpleasant flashbacks of 7th grade... yikes). If you have any suggestions on how to become unawkward on a social basis and how to meet people, feel free to comment!


  1. It's amazing how hard it is to transition into a new world and know what to talk about. I felt and feel that way being in a married ward. What do mom's talk about besides kids? really. So I can imagine what you are feeling. But it always seemed that conversations always, always started in single wards with, "where are you from? What are you studying? What do you want to be?" etc... good luck!:) you'll find your natural groove soon enough especially as you look for others who are seeking friends.

  2. Adrianna!!!! Don't worry too much about things. I promise it will come back to you! The more you put yourself out there, the quicker you will transition back into your life. Just allow yourself the time to transition and don't be impatient with yourself. If you need someone to talk to, please call me anytime! I really do know how it feels and I was very awkward when I came back! I'm so excited your home, and even more excited to see you!! Good luck!